Thursday, June 7, 2012

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Watercolors and ink go together so well... so well in fact that you could say they go together like peanut butter and jelly, don't you think?

bird silhouettes

These little paintings actually came about partially by accident.  They started out as plain stenciled watercolors, but they looked kind of lonely. So I got out my pen and started drawing some leaves around the birds, not intending to do any shading, but then, I smeared it. I decided to just make it look like that's the way it was supposed to be by smearing other parts.  Then I went a little crazy and starting smearing water on it too.  It was one of those accidents that actually turn out making something cool!  I love it when that happens!

flower painting

7 comments:

  1. Hi Elise, I mentioned your amazing blog in a recent post and wanted to let you know. I love your paintings and tutorials, thanks so much for sharing.

    http://mylaughinglion.blogspot.com/

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  2. I do agree. I like the color contrast. Pretty!

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  3. I just love happy accidents like that! Beautiful work, Elise.

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  4. Ooh.....I really like how they turned out.

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  5. Your work is beautiful!
    - Hope

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  6. Beautiful! Accidental art is so much more interesting because of the story behind it.

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  7. Love the one with the birds!!!
    Once again, great work!

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